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Edward H Wane


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/11/2010 at 15:19:13

Edward H Wane a well known farmer and stock raiser, owning and operating a good farm on 132 acres on the state road in Worth township, was born on the old Wane homestead in Des Moines township, he is indebted to its public schools of the educational privileges he enjoyed during his boyhood and youth. On leaving the home farm he was connected for two years with the conduct of a grocery store at Boone, being in partnership with his brother, but the greater part of his life has been devoted to farming. He purchased his present place, known as the old George W Brown farm on section 11, Worth township, and has since erected a good residence, barn and other out buildings, and in connection with the cultivation of the land he devotes considerable attention to the raising of graded stock.
Mr Wane was married in the county to Miss Lenora Brown, who was born August 29, 1867. Her father, George W Brown, was a native of England, born in Norfolk county, March 22, 1820, and at the age of sixteen years went to Canada with his mother and three sisters, but shortly after their arrival there he settled in Watertown, New York. In 1837 he began learning the saddler’s trade, which he continued to follow until 1849, when he removed to Antwerp and engaged in business for himself for five years. He was a self educated, as well as a self made man and became a great leader and student. In 1855 he came to Iowa, locating in Worth township, Boone county, where converted an old schoolhouse into a residence. This building is still standing upon the farm, and many of the early residents of the neighborhood were educated there. Mr Brown was married January 2, 1844, to Miss Sophia L Fluno, of New York, and to them were born ten children, namely: Mary the wife of C T Norton, Harriett the wife of Frank Woosley, Charles B a resident of Boone, Iowa, Jane the wife of J H Pilcher, George, Frank, Clarence and Lenora the wife of our subject. An son, William was accidentally shot in September 1876, and one child died in infancy. Mr Brown passed away August 29, 1907. The mother was born July 3, 1826, in the Empire state, Beside their children, they left thirty-six grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Mr Brown was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was a man highly esteemed by all who knew him.
Eight children blessed the union of Mr and Mrs Wane, all of whom were born in this county, namely: Mrs Opal McCaskey, who was born March 3, 1890, and has one daughter, Alice Loraine, Mrs Ruth Marie Hannum, born January 21, 1892, Mabel May born April 29, 1894, John Howard, July 18, 1896, Alice Louise November 9, 1903, Florence Avis September 11, 1905, Loran Brown August 11, 1908, and James Edward June 13, 1912. In his religious views Mr Wane is liberal, and in politics he is a republican. He has sere as township trustee, but has never cared of the honors or emoluments of public office, preferring to devote his time and energies t his business affairs. He is however, public spirited and cooperates in all movement which he believes will prove a benefit to his community.

1914 Boone County History Book


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